Sri Lanka beats Australia by 9 runs in tri-series

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)—Sri Lanka beat Australia by nine runs to reach at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday to reach the tri-series finals.

Sri Lanka: 238 (Dinesh Chandimal 75, Kumar Sangakkara 64, Lahiru Thirimanne 51; Dan Christian 5-31, James Pattinson 4-51)

Australia: 229 (49.1 overs) (David Hussey 74, Shane Watson 65; Lasith Malinga 4-49)

AP / Pix by Reuters

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